By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Los Angeles Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s staff. The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach and named Roger Sancho their head athletic trainer. Fizdale was the Memphis Grizzlies’ head coach for 101 games from May 2016 until November 2017, leading them to the playoffs in his only full season. He took over the Knicks in May 2018 but was fired in December 2019. He fills the lead assistant vacancy created in June when Jason Kidd left to become the Dallas Mavericks’ head coach.